Rivalries in football are always there for the taking, and certain rivalries are there to stay for lifetime.
When you look at Manchester United and Liverpool, the two clubs share an intense history of rivalry that has continued even till today. From ex-players to fans, people still share a strong emotion when it comes to the two clubs on and off the field.
Ferdinand was on punditry duty for BT Sport’s coverage of the crunch encounter. Before the game kicked off, Ferdinand was asked by him to click a photo, and then this happened.
Just called Rio Ferdinand over and said is he ok for a quick photo with the little man
Passed him my phone and said it’s one tap on the middle button.
So glad hatred in football still exists at certain levels 👌 pic.twitter.com/cRF5dJbLne
— Joe Jaggar (@JoeJaggar) November 3, 2018
This post by the fan on Twitter, which describes Ferdinand’s actions, garnered a lot of attention. Twitteratis praised the fan for taking the reaction in a sporting manner.
This isn’t the first time these incidents have occurred. Images floated on Twitter that show the likes of former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard showing his middle finger while taking a photo with a United fan while playing for LA Galaxy.
Ferdinand would have wanted Liverpool to beat Arsenal, but, unfortunately the match ended in a 1-1 draw. An entertaining match saw goals from James Milner and Alexandre Lacazette ensuring both sides shared the spoils.